Oregon rolls past Oregon State in Civil War, 55-15

first_img Share: By ANNE M. PETERSON, Associated Press Verdell added a 14-yard scoring run in the third quarter. Thomas Graham had a 36-yard interception return for a touchdown to give the Ducks a 41-9 lead in the fourth before Dye’s 39-yard scoring run and Verdell’s last 1-yard TD.Luton found Hernandez with a 31-yard touchdown pass with 16 seconds left for the final margin.Verdell credited the offensive line for his success.“We said all week that we wanted to pound the ball,” he said. “That was definitely the plan.”THE TAKEAWAYOregon: Oregon won last season’s Civil War 69-10. Herbert passed for 251 yards and three scores in the final game of a one-year stint as head coach for Willie Taggart, who left for Florida State in early December. Oregon State: Choukair also missed a 40-yard field goal at the start of the second quarter.MITCHELL SHORTOregon wide receiver Dillon Mitchell, who went into the game ranked ninth in the nation with an average of 100.2 per game, needed just 36 yards to break Josh Huff’s single-season school record for receiving yards. But he didn’t start the game and finished with just nine yards.Cristobal revealed afterward that Mitchell sat out the first quarter because he was late to a team meeting.UP NEXTOregon will await bowl selection.Oregon State’s season is over. CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon coach Mario Cristobal says redshirt freshman running back CJ Verdell is just “scratching the surface” for what he can become.Verdell ran for 187 yards and four touchdowns, and also caught a scoring pass as Oregon defeated Oregon State 55-15 Friday in a Civil War victory that was marred by quarterback Justin Herbert’s first-half injury.Herbert threw for 102 yards and a touchdown before he appeared to injure his shoulder or upper arm on a sack and left the field on a cart. The Ducks (8-4, 5-4 Pac-12) now await bowl selection having already been eliminated from contention for a berth in the conference championship game.Verdell’s five touchdowns were the most for a Duck since 2012. Travis Dye ran for 199 yards and two additional touchdowns for Oregon. “He just keeps on getting better and better,” Cristobal said about Verdell.The loss ended the season for the Beavers (2-10, 1-8) in coach Jonathan Smith’s first year as coach.“The game itself, you can look at it from a lot of different reasons for it not going our way — in the run game, both sides of the ball, rough. Opportunity to finish some drives, we didn’t do it. Momentum, never really came on our side,” Smith said. “So that is not the standard. We are going to continue to work and look forward to building on this thing.”It may have been the final Civil War for Herbert, who could forgo his senior year to declare for the NFL draft. He is widely considered one of the top prospects at the position, but could opt to stay at Oregon for the chance to play with his younger brother Patrick, a four-star tight end who has committed to the Ducks.Herbert was replaced by backup Braxton Burmeister for the second half. Ducks coach Mario Cristobal said afterward he would not have an update on Herbert’s condition until the junior QB got back to Eugene for additional tests. GO Published: November 23, 2018, 6:43pm Subscribe Today The Columbian is becoming a rare example of a news organization with local, family ownership. Subscribe today to support local journalism and help us to build a stronger community.center_img By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Receive latest stories and local news in your email: The Beavers gave up 510 total offensive yards to the Ducks, including 392 yards rushing.“Four-hundred yards rushing is something you don’t want, obviously. Definitely we didn’t execute as well, as we should have, as well as we could have, as well as we’re able to,” Oregon State linebacker Andrzej Hughes-Murray said.The Ducks went up 21-0 in the first quarter on a trio of touchdowns from Verdell, the first on a 21-yard pass from Herbert and then two 1-yard runs.The Beavers got as close as the Oregon 3 but Jack Colletto’s jump pass was intercepted by Oregon’s Nick Pickett in the endzone. Jordan Choukair’s 45-yard field goal with 33 seconds left narrowed it to 21-3 for Oregon State at halftime.After Dye’s 15-yard scoring run for Oregon, the Beavers closed the gap with Luton’s 22-yard scoring pass in the midst of a downpour to Timmy Hernandez. Hernandez was initially ruled out of bounds on the pass, but video review overturned the call. Choukair missed the extra point to make it 28-9. Oregon running back C.J. Verdell (34) tries to stiff-arm Oregon State safety Jalen Moore (33) on a run during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Corvallis, Ore., Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. Oregon won 55-15. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez) Photo Gallery Share: 6 Photos Oregon rolls past Oregon State in Civil War, 55-15 Verdell scores 5 TDs in Ducks’ romp “It didn’t seem like it was too big of a shot, but enough where we had to keep him out,” Cristobal said.Ducks running back Tony Brooks-James was also injured on the opening kickoff of the second half and returned to the sidelines on crutches with what looked to be a left knee injury.It also might have been the final game for Beavers quarterback Jake Luton, who threw for 282 yards and two scores. Luton has been beset by injuries during his Oregon State career including a thoracic spine fracture last season and a high ankle sprain this season. There’s a possibility that Oregon State could petition for a sixth year of eligibility for Luton because of medical hardship.Oregon State true freshman running back Jermar Jefferson ran for 64 yards in the loss. Jefferson ranked seventh nationally with 119.6 yards rushing per game going into the Civil War. Isaiah Hodgins had eight catches for 133 yards for the Beavers.last_img read more

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Interfor says it’s shipping more lumber from Canada after China tariffs on U.S.

The Canadian Press Companies in this story: (TSX:IFP) VANCOUVER — Interfor Corp. says the company has markedly increased lumber shipments from Canada to China as a result of tariffs imposed on its U.S. production.Barton Bender, vice-president of sales, told a conference call with financial analysts, that Interfor has tried to keep overall lumber shipments to the country constant after China retaliated to U.S. tariffs with its own import tax of up to 25 per cent on some goods.Bender says it has increased exports from Canada to China despite shipping costs that are roughly 50 per cent higher than from the Southern U.S.Interfor, along with other Canadian forestry companies, have invested in U.S. lumber production in recent years as they faced log supply issues in B.C. and softwood tariffs on exports to the U.S.The industry has been on a rollercoaster of prices in the past year as they spiked to record highs last summer before plummeting in the fourth quarter in part over U.S. housing market concerns.Interfor says 2018 was the company best financial year in its history, despite a fourth-quarter loss of $13.2 million or 19 cents per share. read more

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Sri Lankans on Nauru allowed to roam freely

Daniel Webb from the Melbourne-based Human Rights Law Centre said fundamental problems with the policy remained.“A transition to an open centre (is) an important and hard-won improvement, but letting people go for a walk does not resolve the fundamental problems caused by indefinitely warehousing them on a tiny remote island,” he said.“The men, women and children on Nauru need a real solution — settlement in a safe place where they can rebuild their lives.“Instead they’re being left languishing in an environment that is clearly unsafe for women and children.” Adeang said Australia was assisting the transition to an open centre, including providing more police support and suitable health care for the asylum-seekers.Under the plan, the number of community liaison officers will be increased from 135 to 320 to help asylum-seekers, who come from countries including Iran and Sri Lanka, settle in the country of 10,000.The Australian government welcomed Nauru’s announcement, saying more limited open arrangements had been in place at the camp since February, allowing some detainees to leave the centre unescorted during agreed hours on certain days. The Nauru RPC was set up as part of Canberra’s hardline asylum-seeker policies under which those arriving on people-smuggling boats are not held in Australian territory.Another camp is located on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island. “The start of detention-free processing is a landmark day for Nauru and represents an even more compassionate programme, which was always the intention of our government,” Justice Minister David Adeang said. It also promised to process all outstanding refugee claims for those living in the centre — about 600 of them — within a week. “We also welcome the news that the Nauruan government has undertaken to finalise the remaining refugee claims that have been under consideration for some time,” Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said in a statement. Nauru announced Monday that asylum-seekers at an Australian immigration camp on the Pacific island, including those from Sri Lanka, will no longer be locked up, saying they will instead be free to roam around the tiny nation.The Nauru government said the Regional Processing Centre (RPC) had been converted into an “open centre”, giving its inhabitants freedom of movement, the AFP news agency reported. Dutton said Canberra was committed to the regional processing arrangements.“We will continue to support the government of Nauru… to deliver settlement services to refugees,” he added.Refugee advocates, who allege abuses, including rape, have occurred on the island, said the change was an 11th-hour move that coincided with an Australian court case this week challenging the legality of Canberra’s policy. read more

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